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USAID SDVOSB / HUBZone Outreach and Matchmaker Event


USAID SDVOSB / HUBZone Outreach and Matchmaker Event

in Partnership with the Virginia PTAC

Nov 17th, 2020

2 sessions


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)

                                                                                                                                                                                                      11/17/20 8:00 AM (EST)

Small Business: training AND matchmakingFREE  R
By participating in virtual matchmaking as a small business YOU MUST BE either a Certified HUBZone and/or SDVOSB. No guarantee of match appointments can be assured.
Large Business or Gov:

training AND matchmakingFREE            
Virtual matchmaking for large business (have a subcontracting plan) or government representative (SBLO or Contracting Officer). Please verify in advance of the event that your technology is compatible with Eventdex. No software downloads are required if using Chrome. iPhone and Android app available.
General Session only (no
matchmaking)              FREE        
General Session will take place using GoToWebinar Webcast as the platform and the link and instructions to participate will be sent to registrants a few days before the event.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Registration Policies

Kellie Peterson (703) 277-7750


A Virginia PTAC Organized or Sponsored event, Government Contracting, HUBZones, Intermediate Level, Introductory Level, Market Research and Business Development, Other, Procurement Fair, Selling to Government, Sponsored Events, Subcontracting, Veterans Outreach Conf.

United States Agency for International Development

Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVOSB) and

Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)

Outreach Event and Matchmaker

November 17, 2020

Via GoToWebinar and Eventdex


8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Only AM speakers open to all registrants including VOSB)

USAID Opportunities and Forecasts

Regulatory Changes

HUBZone Compliance and Contracting

SDVOSB Prime and Subcontracting

Finding Opportunities in Today's Environment

*Schedule of specific speaker times and topics is subject to change

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM - Matchmaking with Large Primes and USAID Officials (limited to only other than small and SDVOSB or HUBZone)

15 minute limited appointment slots through the Eventdex matchmaker portal at match.eventdex.com

Matchmaking registration for small business is limited to verified HUBZone Certified or SDVOSB companies, limit 2 people per SDVOSB or HUBZone company. All LARGE primes (other than small) seeking to network with HUBZone and SDVOSB companies are welcome to register and host matchmaking appointments regardless of existing prime contracts with USAID to facilitate more matchmaking appointment availability to small business.


To participate in the morning conference you MUST enter your name and email in the GoToWebinar link located in your email confirmation.

Do not share the GTW link, it is only be made available to registered attendees who use the green Sign Up button at the top of the page. If you are the primary POC for your company, you may use the "Invite a Colleague" feature after registration to share it with others at your company/agency.

*Read me first*

Common mistakes during registration:

signing up under the wrong ticket type (are you small or large?)

not following the instructions in your email confirmation

Common matchmaking mistakes:

not notifying the organizers that you can't make your appointments

expecting matches to be assigned by the event host

asking questions 2 days before the event (if you are confused, clarify NOW)

not doing your market research to see which match is the best fit

not completing your profile fully so matches can find you

not having backup technology in case of audio/video issues (mobile devices can work as a backup to your computer)

Steps to prepare for matchmaking:
create an Eventdex login: https://match.eventdex.com/sign-up
check your audio and video connection on Chrome (preferred) or Firefox: https://networktest.twilio.com/
download the Eventdex app on iPhone or Android and login
review the frequently asked questions on the Eventdex platform: https://www.eventdex.com/support/article-categories/my_appointments/
note that your total # of appointments will be limited based on participation
watch for regular email communication and email ptac@gmu.edu if you do not see reminders by October 28th
Tentative dates for matchmaker schedules to allow appointment selection:

Large Prime and Government: October 28th
Certified HUBZone and SDVOSB: November 4th